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Join us virtually to discover and explore the world from home.

Virtual camps are hosted on Zoom; links and activity materials are emailed to parents each week.

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Camp Activities

Connect with peers, engage in hands-on STEAM activities and learn about our many exciting research areas. Built for ages 6-14, each camp session runs for 90 minutes and includes a lab, activity, virtual field trip or "meet the expert" experience.

What Our Campers' Parents Say:

“It's a really enjoyable camp and activities. … Really good to pass time and learn new things while having fun.”
“I have been listening in here and there and the camp is so cool! Just loved the fish surgery day.”
“Loving all these lady scientists! Super cool!”

Summer Camp Inspire

  • July 5 through July 30, 1-2:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $100/week
    • FIU Employee: $75/week
  • All 4 weeks: $360 (10% off each week)
  • Age Groups: 6-8, 9-12 (Campers will be all together and split into breakout rooms by age for activities)

Register for Summer Camp 

Camp Weeks and Themes

  • Week A: July 5-9 — Eco Exploration

    Key topics: Marine science, tropical conservation, Everglades

    What does it take to be a biologist? Find out during this week of exploration science. Campers will learn about the connectivity of ecosystems like coral reefs, mangrove forests and hardwood hammocks, and the wildlife that create intricate food webs.

  • Week B: July 12-16 — Science Chronicles

    Key topics: Physics, chemistry, environmental science and biology, space exploration

    From conducting physics and chemistry labs to learning how to be a field biologist, this week ihas a bit of everything for the "scientist in training." A special part of this week is learning about science communication and writing.

  • Week C: July 19-23 — Explore the Cosmos

    Key topics: Astronomy and space

    Campers will journey beyond the stars this week as they learn about space travel, our solar system and astronomy.

  • Week D: July 26-30 — Worldly Weather

    Key topics: Sustainability, global climate change, atmospheric science, biomes around the world

    What in the weather?! During this week of camp, campers will learn about what drives climate, how weather patterns work around the world and how we are experiencing a climate change. Join us in understanding the "what"s and "why"s and "how"s behind the weather patterns of our planet.

Frequently Asked Questions

Camp Staff

Staff are assigned to groups that remain constant for the duration of the program.

All camp staff undergo and clear a Level 2 background check and attend a mandatory training session before camp starts.

Special Guests

Throughout the camp experience, campers will meet FIU researchers and students to discuss ongoing research, see unique facilities and get a glimpse into the exciting work being conducted at the university.

Counselors In Training

A Counselor In Training is a camper who is 13-14 years old and is interested in diving deeper into the material reviewed in camp and assisting the Education & Outreach team in creating FIU@Home educational content.

CITs are required to register for a full month of camp. They participate in all camp activities and gain writing, communication and leadership skills.

CIT Project

After each day of camp, write a 2- to 4-sentence blog post about your experience at camp. Blog posts can be about:

  • What you learned today
  • Activities you participated in
  • What you thought about camp
  • What you think would make the virtual camp experience more fun

Blog posts can be written in a word document and emailed to at the end of each week.

Meet with the FIU mentor after camp for about 15 minutes to review work and answer questions.

Write an FIU@Home article with an FIU staff member. Choose a science-related topic based on camp themes and explore FIU research on the subject (with help from the FIU staff member) and create a fun at-home activity for kids and families to do. Your FIU@Home article about your activity will appear on the CASE News page.

Questions? Call 786-556-2068 or email